David Steven Jacoby builds businesses that transform global supply chains. Based on extensive management experience in energy, automotive, transport, and retail in more than 50 countries managing and advising executive leadership teams, and authoring six books on supply chain strategy and management, it’s safe to say that nobody else has such deep and practical first-hand knowledge of what’s on the other end of your international supply chain and how you can use that information to reduce cost, grow revenue, and increase shareholder value.
He is the President of Boston Strategies International, a strategy consultancy dedicated to helping Global 1000 companies build high-performing, carbon-neutral supply chains through digitalization, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and renewable fuels. He founded BSI Energy Ventures to incubate innovative e-mobility and energy storage initiatives, and is an advisory board member of New York Energy Week, a Senior Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, and a Chief Judge at the International Supply Chain Educational Association. Previously he held international leadership roles at Kearney and Oliver Wyman in the United States, France, Brazil, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.
David taught Operations Management at Boston University’s Questrom Graduate School of Business and earned his MBA and a Masters of Arts from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to six supply chain certifications. His academic and professional contributions to the field of supply chain management span hundreds of publications and media events.
AI/IoT/Digital Transformation: Cisco, FICO, IRI, Microsoft, NEC, SAP, tech ventures/spin-offs, etc.
Auto/Transport/Mobility: BNSF, CSX, FedEx, Fiat, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, SNECMA, Volvo, VW, ZF, etc.
Power/Energy: Avangrid, Aramco, BP, Iberdrola, Raytheon, Siemens, Vattenfall, etc.
Telecommunications & Electrical Distribution: France Telecom, Schneider Electric, etc.
Industrial Manufacturers: Siemens, ThyssenKrupp, Cabot Corp., CBMM, Vale, Georgia Pacific, Minerals Technologies, Trumpf, ZF, etc.
Medical and Pharmaceutical companies: Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Charles River Laboratories, SpineFrontier, etc.
Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers: Gillette, Sears, Galeries Lafayette, A.T. Cross, Rent-A-Center, etc.
Law Firms: Duane Morris, Kirkland & Ellis, Carmody & Torrance, etc.
Government Agencies: US Department of Transportation, the Mexican Agency for Ecology & Climate Change, the New York City Housing Authority, etc.
Investors: Credit Suisse, The World Bank, Bank of Montreal (BMO), etc.
Contract Solution Providers and EPCs: Raytheon, Wood Group, Iron Mountain, etc.
While based in Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Dammam, New York, and elsewhere, David has led teams in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, and other countries.
Books & Publications
- Guide to Supply Chain Management (The Economist 2009)
- Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation (PennWell 2012)
- The High Cost of Low Prices (Business Expert Press, 2018)
- Trump, Trade, and the End of Globalization (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2018)
- From Bogota to Beijing (Lexington Press, 2018).
- Reinventing the Energy Value Chain (PennWell, 2021)
In addition, he has contributed 250 speeches, articles and webcasts to publications such as Oil and Gas Journal, Supply Chain Management Review, Energy Tribune, and Supply Chain Quarterly.
- Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
- Technological University of Compiegne (France)
- Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP)
- Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)
- Certified in Supply Chain Management (CSCP)
- Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM)
- Certified in Purchasing Management (Lifetime C.P.M.)
- Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL)
- Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
“David and his team…did an outstanding job on our supply chain strategy project at NYCHA. Their research and recommendations were thorough and data-driven. David is an expert who never stops learning and a consummate professional who focuses on providing value for his clients and his profession. [He delivers] great results, expertise, and high integrity”
“David is a highly respected thought and practice leader in supply chain management. He has consulted for over 30 years in Procurement, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing, Economics, and International Trade; and he is excellent at putting this acquired knowledge and functional experience to work solving complicated business issues. Having seen his work, heard his presentations, and read his books, I high recommend him and his team in solving your business challenges and or in developing your Supply Chain Strategy.”
“David has the ability to analyze complex problems and present solutions in a clear, concise, practical manner. His primary research is excellent and he has consistently added a welcomed level of sophistication to the field of supply chain management. I am currently using his new book in university level courses and it has been well received by my students.”
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